Exclusive DLC is no stranger to these shores, and with gaming having really taken off locally in the last couple of years, we’ve been on the receiving end of some nifty content, as an incentive to buy our latest copy of Ace McStab YoFace on launch day. Big name retailers all offer pretty much the same carrot on the stick – but this year, things are a bit different as two upcoming Ubisoft games that end in a prime number are offering different downloadable wares if you buy from a specific retailer.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is the first numbers game out of the gate this year with that exclusive content, although a tad more limited. Anyone buying AC3 from BT Games through pre-order, will get the usual special edition that includes “A Dangerous Secret”, an extra mission, as well a Redcoat multiplayer pack and a single-player pack with a colonial assassin outfit and a Scottish Flintlock pistol which makes fun of children with big heads.
Pre-order from Kalahari or Takealot, and you’ll get the same multiplayer pack and extra mission, while the single-player pack will have an Aquila uniform and boarding axe within.
As for Far Cry 3, things are a little more exclusive. Get the pre-ordered madness shooter from BT Games, and you’ll find the jungle inhabited by a few rarer species of wild beasts that want to rip you a new orifice, as well as a predator bow weapon for multiplayer matches.
Get the game from Kalahari, and you’ll find that you have access to some tribal tramp stamps, a handcrafted dagger and early access to the multiplayer tattoo editor. As for Takealot, you’ll get a fully equipped M 700 hunting rifle for single-player that comes with three hunting skins, and that’s it.
It’s pretty much jus cosmetic stuff on offer here, in order to sway your opinion to buy from a specific retailer. As nice as an extra weapon is, as well as a few new beauty options for your on screen hero, it’s not going to make a lick of difference, towards two games that have shaped up fantastically already.
What do you think? A nice gesture towards gaming becoming legitimate in the eyes of big business at least, or does some extra DLC mean nothing compared to poor service received from retailers in the past?
Last Updated: October 3, 2012